Donna Jo Napoli

Donna Jo Napoli is the acclaimed and award-winning author of many novels, both fantasies and contemporary stories. She won the Golden Kite Award for Stones in Water in 1997. Her novel Zel was named an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon, and a School Library Journal Best Book, and a number of her novels have been selected as ALA Best Books. She is a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband. Visit her at DonnaJoNapoli.com.

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Hidden
Storm
The Crossing
Breath
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Let it go, then try again.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. an elephant

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who say, "Oh, you write for children? That must be pure fun."

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Do you believe in magic?" (The Lovin' Spoonful) "I can't help falling in love with you" (Elvis) "What a wonderful world" (Louis Armstrong" "Light my fire" (The Doors) "America" (by Simon & Garfunkel, but i love it sung by James Taylor)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising my children without completely messing them up.

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